Place:Gunnison, Colorado, United States

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Gunnison County is the fifth most extensive of the 64 counties of the state of Colorado in the United States. The county population was 15,324 at the 2010 census. The county was named for John W. Gunnison, a United States Army officer and captain in the Army Topographical Engineers, who surveyed for the transcontinental railroad in 1853. The county seat is the city of Gunnison.

Daniel I.J. Thornton, the Republican governor of Colorado from 1951 to 1955, operated a ranch in Gunnison County. The city of Thornton, Colorado, north of Denver, is named in his honor.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1877 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1895 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 8,235
1890 4,359
1900 5,331
1910 5,897
1920 5,590
1930 5,527
1940 6,192
1950 5,716
1960 5,477
1970 7,578
1980 10,689
1990 10,273

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